Thursday, 17 May 2012

The GLoW Team

Colin Bell, creator of Jonbot vs Martha

 Jonbot Vs Martha is a weekly webcomic best described as “Kramer Vs Kramer meets Short Circuit, but with more swearing.” Robots, divorce and the bitter comedy of pettiness every Monday, courtesy of Colin Bell and Neil Slorance.

Gary Chudleigh, co-creator of OR Comics

Obscure Reference (OR) Comics offer a range of comics on their website that you can read for free. Check them out, you’re sure to find something that excites your peepers!

Luke Halsall, creator of Hoodie

 Hoodie tells the story of Rich Nicholas, a toughened teenager who decides to fulfill his boyhood dream and become a hero,  a vigilante fighting the mean streets with an array of home made weapons and American football armour to protect him underneath his baggy black hoodie. Fighting for justice, he is determined to bring The ASBO Army down.

Gillian Hatcher, member of Team Girl Comics

Team Girl Comic is a Glasgow-based group of cartoonists from a variety of backgrounds, ages and interests. They self-publish comic books on a regular basis that feature stories ranging from autobiographical to the more whimsical and surreal. Their aim is to expand as a collective group and improve the presence of women and girls in the underground comic scene, as well as to entertain!

John Lees, writer of The Standard

 The Standard is the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world. 

Garry McLaughlin, artist on Taking Flight

Taking Flight is a warm, human story of an ordinary Glaswegian man who releases he has superpowers. How will he cope in a world that makes superheroes tabloid fodder and victims of compensation culture?

Gordon Mclean, writer of No More Heroes

No More Heroes opens with Sid Millar receiving an anonymous text message asking “Should I kill myself?” His friends goad him into replying: “Yes”. The next day the world is shocked to discover the superhero Dark Justice has committed suicide. A mobile phone and a gun are found next to the body. A guilt-ridden Sid is press ganged by Dark Justice’s sidekick into uncovering the truth behind the death 

Gordon Robertson, writer of Arse Cancer

Arse Cancer is the true story of how Gordon battled with, and overcame, bowel cancer (to give it its 'posh name'), told in a unique way that's moving, sad, funny and unforgettable.

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